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Dokumente Einer Sängerkarriere - Ferdinand Frantz


Release Date: 08/27/2002 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 90490   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenRichard WagnerCharles GounodGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Ferdinand FrantzPaul Kuen
Conductor:  Eugen JochumKurt SchröderJan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio ChorusHessian Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"So much is certain. I wasn't thinking of a baritone when I wrote the role of Wotan, but rather a genuine, albeit wide-ranged, bass voice. Occasional high extensions could be transposed". On September 12, 1876, hardly a fortnight after the end of the first Bayreuth Festival, Richard Wagner wrote these words to his first Hagen protagonist. Even if Gustav Siehr never took on the great role, the history of Wagner singing proves that there were as many basses as "genuine" baritones who did tackle the role of Wotan. The "Heldenbaritone," a vocal category actually created by Wagner, thus corresponds to the other dramatic roles created by the master of Bayreuth. Both the "Hochdramatische Soprano" and the "Heldentenor" actually entail two vocal Read more ranges. Just as the "Hochdramatische Soprano" often developed from the mezzo range and many "heroic tenors" started their career as baritones, so numerous "heroic baritones" started off as basses. Juxtaposed with the celebrated heroic baritones like Franz Beta, Friedrich Schorr and Eugen Gura, or from more recent times, Hans Hotter and Josef Hermann, are equally lauded bass-baritones like August Kindermann or Emil Scaria from Wagner's own era, and later Karl Grengg, Paul Bender, Karl Braun or, arguably the most celebrated of all in the latter half of the 20th century, Ferdinand Frantz, the Wotan of choice above all of Wilhelm Furtwangler. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Ha! Welch ein Augenblick by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1951 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Der fliegende Holländer: Die Frist ist um [Monologue] by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Kurt Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1951 
Length: 11 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Was duftet doch der Flieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Kurt Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1951 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Kurt Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/07/1949 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Siegfried: Heil dir, Sonne! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass), Paul Kuen (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/19/1950 
Length: 14 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Faust: Le veau d'or est toujours debout by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 09/14/1951 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Faust: Vous qui faites l'endormie "Serenade" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 09/14/1951 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
8.
Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 09/14/1951 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
9.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Allez, pour te livrer combat...Scintille diamant by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/14/1951 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
10.
Boris Godunov: I have attained the highest power "Boris' Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Kurt Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/12/1949 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Prince Igor: No sleep, no rest "Igor's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Kurt Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/22/1949 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
Otello: Credo in un Dio crudel by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ferdinand Frantz (Bass)
Conductor:  Kurt Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1951 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 

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